Senior Medical Advisor

Sep 02, 2021
United Kingdom

Job Description

7 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK, with the healthcare costs of these conditions totaling an estimated £9 billion per year. Cardiovascular disease remains the biggest cause of premature mortality and is highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan as the single biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years.

In line with overall product strategy, the Senior Medical Advisor will support the design, implementation and execution of Medical Affairs plans for assigned Therapy Area, providing scientific information, helping design and organise clinical studies, building educational dialogue with KOLs and regulatory stakeholders.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Support country medical affairs strategy in line with the global strategy, country insights and market conditions, and secure implementation of planned Medical Affairs activities within the designated therapy area(s).
• Coordinate scientific meeting, symposia, congresses, Continuous Medical Education (CME) and other medical / scientific exchange and engagement activities which could bring additional value to the relevant therapy area; develop strategic engagement plan(s) for country customer-facing medical activities and events and ensure timely execution of planned medical affairs activities in an efficient and compliant way.
• Ensure medical enquiries are responded to in a high quality, timely manner, and in accordance with applicable standards; establish standard response documents as appropriate, for frequently asked questions.
• Provide medical/scientific input into the development and execution of clinical trial or clinical research related activities, including initiation and oversight of clinical studies / clinical research within the respective therapeutic area. Support country strategy for Non-Interventional Studies/Investigator Initiated Trial activities.
• Coordinate review and approval of medical materials and locally developed promotional materials; ensure medical materials provided from global or region for stakeholder engagement and events are tailored to local needs and reviewed/approved per local/P3 guidelines.
• Ensure medical insights are provided to cross functional groups, including, but not restricted to: Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory affairs, Market Access, QA, Commercial teams, Brand team and others.
• Responsible for risk identification and assessment, mitigation planning as well as implementation and monitoring of appropriate internal controls within the area of responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Experience with Ethics and Compliance policies
• A track record of achievement of annual targets for medical activities.
• Applied Business Insights with an operational excellence mindset for stakeholder engagement, projects, continuous learning (Dyn. Knowledge Development) and Joint Value Creation.
• Clinical Trial Design, Data & Reporting Medical Science and Disease Area Knowledge Medical Education and Scientific Engagement Non-Interventional Studies (NIS) / Epidemiology Studies Medical Governance Medical Safety.
• Execution Project Management Collaborating across boundaries.

Desirable requirements:
• 3+ years’ experience as a Medical Advisor in the pharma industry.
• Life Science Bachelor’s Degree and PhD or equivalent or Medically qualified and GMC registered, or pharmacy qualified and GPhC registered. Or extensive experience of ABPI Code of Practice, medical governance, copy approval and project management ABPI Final signatory preferred.

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched around the world in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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United Kingdom
Research & Development
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